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The 20+ Oldest Hotels in Washington, D.C., Mapped

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There's nothing wrong with living in the past. Some of Washington, D.C.'s best hotels are also the oldest. From Hotel Monaco to Washington Hilton, see which hotels take their guests back to the early 19th century with help from the map below.

The dates next to each map point indicate when the structure was built, not when the hotel began operation. With this, the map only takes in consideration hotels that are still in operation. If there were any hotels left off of this map, be sure to contact Curbed by leaving a comment or emailing dc@curbed.com.

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1. Hotel Monaco (1839)

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700 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20436

This building was formerly a post office. It is also listed as a National Historic Landmark. When the Hotel Monaco opened in 2002, Condé Nast Traveler named it one of the world's 80 best hotels.

2. Morrison-Clark Inn (1864)

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1015 L Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

This hotel, composed of two combined buildings, was once a hostel for military men and was also a headquarters for a service organization that served dowagers with clout. Later, first ladies of upper-class women utilized the venue as a gathering place.

3. The Hay-Adams (1885)

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800 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

On the site where this hotel is located, it housed the homes of Abraham Lincoln's private secretary John Hay and political journalist Henry Adams.

4. Willard InterContinental (1901)

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1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

A Supreme Court case, called Willard v. Tayloe, originated from a dispute over the purchase of this hotel. This case enforced that "the lessee [is given] a right or option to purchase the premises leased at any time during the term is in the nature of a continuing offer to sell."

5. The Churchill Hotel (1906)

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1914 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

A myriad of diplomats have booked rooms in this hotel. Before the hotel opened, it was a luxury apartment house.

6. Hotel Harrington (1914)

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436 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

In 1938, this development became the first air-conditioned hotel in Washington, D.C. In the mid-1950s, it also housed the District's first TV station (now known as Fox Channel 5) and transmission tower.

7. Henley Park Hotel (1918)

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926 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Originally, this structure served as an apartment building and housed notable Senators and Congressman. It wasn't converted to a hotel until 1982.

8. W Hotel (1918)

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515 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

This hotel is seen in the films Contact, The Firm, The Godfather Part II, and No Way Out.

9. Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel (1921)

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1001 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

In this hotel, you can find what's called a "Women's Floor." This floor is dedicated only to "the needs of the female business traveler" with spa bathrobes, skin and hair care products, and personalized concierge services.

10. Phoenix Park Hotel (1922)

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520 North Capitol Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

This hotel is styled like a traditional Irish inn and features an Irish pub and restaurant on the ground floor. When the hotel opened in 1922, it was known as the Commodore. In the 90s, the new Irish-American owner renamed the hotel in honor of the largest urban park in Europe, found in Dublin. U.S. President Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and Tip O'Neill were guests of this hotel.

11. Tabard Inn (1922)

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1739 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

While this development was built in 1917, Tabard Inn didn't open until 1924. The structure, itself, is three late Victorian townhouses.

12. The Jefferson (1923)

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1200 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

U.S. President Barack Obama dined in the restaurant located in the lobby. Currently, The Jefferson has a "communal dog," named Monti.

13. The Mayflower Renaissance (1925)

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1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover used to enjoy dining in this hotel.

14. St. Regis Hotel (1926)

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923 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

This hotel has had four different name changes, from the Carlton Hotel to the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel back to the Carlton Hotel and finally to its current moniker the St. Regis Hotel. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

15. The Fairfax at Embassy Row (1927)

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2100 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

This hotel has housed a myriad of celebrities, including Jackie Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Frank Sinatra.

16. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (1928)

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2660 Woodley Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

This development is the largest hotel in Washington, D.C. In 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Originally, the hotel was known as "Wardman's Folly" due to its location near the fringes of the city.

17. Hotel Lombardy (1929)

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2019 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

This hotel survived through the Great Depression and WWII. It also houses European and Oriental art and relics.

18. Omni Shoreham Hotel (1930)

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2500 Calvert Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

Every U.S. president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt through Bill Clinton were guests at inaugural balls in this hotel.

19. Capital Hilton (1943)

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1001 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

The first black guest in this hotel was Larry Doby, who was also the first black baseball player to integrate the American League.

20. Georgetown Inn (1952)

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1310 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

When this hotel was built, it was the first hotel constructed in Georgetown in over a century. Celebrities who have been in the venue include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Astronaut Gordon Cooper, and actor Robert Stack.

21. Washington Hilton (1965)

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1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

The Doors and Jimi Hendrix have performed in this hotel's ballroom. It was also the site where John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.

1. Hotel Monaco (1839)

700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20436

This building was formerly a post office. It is also listed as a National Historic Landmark. When the Hotel Monaco opened in 2002, Condé Nast Traveler named it one of the world's 80 best hotels.

700 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20436

2. Morrison-Clark Inn (1864)

1015 L Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

This hotel, composed of two combined buildings, was once a hostel for military men and was also a headquarters for a service organization that served dowagers with clout. Later, first ladies of upper-class women utilized the venue as a gathering place.

1015 L Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

3. The Hay-Adams (1885)

800 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006

On the site where this hotel is located, it housed the homes of Abraham Lincoln's private secretary John Hay and political journalist Henry Adams.

800 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

4. Willard InterContinental (1901)

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

A Supreme Court case, called Willard v. Tayloe, originated from a dispute over the purchase of this hotel. This case enforced that "the lessee [is given] a right or option to purchase the premises leased at any time during the term is in the nature of a continuing offer to sell."

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

5. The Churchill Hotel (1906)

1914 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

A myriad of diplomats have booked rooms in this hotel. Before the hotel opened, it was a luxury apartment house.

1914 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

6. Hotel Harrington (1914)

436 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

In 1938, this development became the first air-conditioned hotel in Washington, D.C. In the mid-1950s, it also housed the District's first TV station (now known as Fox Channel 5) and transmission tower.

436 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

7. Henley Park Hotel (1918)

926 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Originally, this structure served as an apartment building and housed notable Senators and Congressman. It wasn't converted to a hotel until 1982.

926 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

8. W Hotel (1918)

515 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

This hotel is seen in the films Contact, The Firm, The Godfather Part II, and No Way Out.

515 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

9. Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel (1921)

1001 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

In this hotel, you can find what's called a "Women's Floor." This floor is dedicated only to "the needs of the female business traveler" with spa bathrobes, skin and hair care products, and personalized concierge services.

1001 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

10. Phoenix Park Hotel (1922)

520 North Capitol Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

This hotel is styled like a traditional Irish inn and features an Irish pub and restaurant on the ground floor. When the hotel opened in 1922, it was known as the Commodore. In the 90s, the new Irish-American owner renamed the hotel in honor of the largest urban park in Europe, found in Dublin. U.S. President Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and Tip O'Neill were guests of this hotel.

520 North Capitol Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

11. Tabard Inn (1922)

1739 N Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

While this development was built in 1917, Tabard Inn didn't open until 1924. The structure, itself, is three late Victorian townhouses.

1739 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

12. The Jefferson (1923)

1200 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

U.S. President Barack Obama dined in the restaurant located in the lobby. Currently, The Jefferson has a "communal dog," named Monti.

1200 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

13. The Mayflower Renaissance (1925)

1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover used to enjoy dining in this hotel.

1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

14. St. Regis Hotel (1926)

923 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006

This hotel has had four different name changes, from the Carlton Hotel to the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel back to the Carlton Hotel and finally to its current moniker the St. Regis Hotel. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

923 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

15. The Fairfax at Embassy Row (1927)

2100 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

This hotel has housed a myriad of celebrities, including Jackie Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Frank Sinatra.

2100 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

16. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (1928)

2660 Woodley Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

This development is the largest hotel in Washington, D.C. In 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Originally, the hotel was known as "Wardman's Folly" due to its location near the fringes of the city.

2660 Woodley Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

17. Hotel Lombardy (1929)

2019 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20006

This hotel survived through the Great Depression and WWII. It also houses European and Oriental art and relics.

2019 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

18. Omni Shoreham Hotel (1930)

2500 Calvert Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

Every U.S. president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt through Bill Clinton were guests at inaugural balls in this hotel.

2500 Calvert Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

19. Capital Hilton (1943)

1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

The first black guest in this hotel was Larry Doby, who was also the first black baseball player to integrate the American League.

1001 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

20. Georgetown Inn (1952)

1310 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

When this hotel was built, it was the first hotel constructed in Georgetown in over a century. Celebrities who have been in the venue include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Astronaut Gordon Cooper, and actor Robert Stack.

1310 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

21. Washington Hilton (1965)

1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

The Doors and Jimi Hendrix have performed in this hotel's ballroom. It was also the site where John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.

1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009